Vegetable Paella – Spanish Style Vegetable Rice

45 min cook time
15 min prep time
Preperation Time:
15 mins
Cooking Time:
45 mins

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingSaturated Fat2.1g10%
Per Serving%Daily Value*Cholesterol0mg0%
Calories from Fat116Potassium1238mg35%
Total Fat12.9g20%Carbohydrates105.2g35%
Dietary Fiber12.1g48%Sugars16.8g
Protein13.6gVitamin A137%
Calcium14%Vitamin C418%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat116
Total Fat12.9g20%
Dietary Fiber12.1g48%
Saturated Fat2.1g10%
Vitamin A137%
Vitamin C418%


  1. Crush the saffron with a pinch of salt in a small mortar and pestle and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add add onion and the garlic to it. Sauté for a few minutes till the onions turn pink. Once the onions are pink, add the mushrooms and bell peppers and sauté them for a few more minutes. Cook till they are slightly softened.
  3. Keep aside some of these sautéed mushrooms and bell pepper slices for garnish.
  4. Add the rest of the vegetables into the pan and cook. Next, add turmeric, paprika and tomato puree to it and simmer for a few minutes. Now, add the stock, salt and the saffron and stir well. Continue to simmer it until bubbles appear here and there.
  5. Add rice to this and stir well and cook covered. Cook till the rice is just about cooked or al dente and all the water has been absorbed. If the rice dries up without getting fully cooked, adjust by adding enough stock to cook the rice till it is soft and fluffy, but not mushy.
  6. When the rice is cooked, turn off the heat. Garnish the paella with the reserved mushrooms and peppers and olives. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot with lime/ lemon wedges and a simple green salad.

Vegetable Paella is a super dish to incorporate a whole lot of vegetables into your meal. A delicious one pot meal that is sure to please the whole family and is a must-have on your family menu.
This dish is: Low in saturated fat, No cholesterol, Very high in manganese, Very high in vitamin A, High in vitamin B6 and Very high in vitamin C.